Antica Pesa

Classic Roman

If there’s one telltale sign that there is something special about this Roman classic in Trastevere (the warren-like medieval neighborhood on the west side of the Tiber River), it’s the massive collection of celebrity photos that covers the walls in every hallway, leading past the various dining rooms and out to a vine-covered courtyard. If signature dishes like the cheesy cacio e pepe pasta and roast-pork-and-mozzarella mille-feuille are good enough for all those movie stars, they’re good enough for us.

Antica Pesa
18 Via GaribaldiRome, Italy

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